The Psychology of Living Buoyantly

  • Herbert M. Lefcourt

Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Herbert M. Lefcourt
    Pages 1-13
  3. Herbert M. Lefcourt
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  4. Herbert M. Lefcourt
    Pages 41-53
  5. Herbert M. Lefcourt
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  8. Herbert M. Lefcourt
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  9. Herbert M. Lefcourt
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 175-208

About this book


In his earlier work the author has studied stress and the personality characteristics that protect us from its effects on health and well-being. In this new book he places humor firmly within the literatures of coping processes, the moderation of stressful experiences, and health by showing how humor can help create and encourage feelings of community, closeness, and control. Lefcourt blends empirical research with anecdotal reports in this thoughtful volume.


Emotion Moderation Sex personality philosophy psychology religion stress well-being

Authors and affiliations

  • Herbert M. Lefcourt
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6923-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4287-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
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